Landlord's right to enter : how often landlord ( agent ) can inspect rental property without disturbing tenant's rights ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Orlando, FL

I am a landlord, and found tenant have criminal background. I want to put some clause to my agent to inspect property regularly. how often and what cause do I have to do this?

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  1. George Costas Andriotis

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . How regularly is a question of reasonableness on your part and quiet enjoyment with regard to the tenant and more facts are needed. You don't need cause to inspect only proper notice.

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  2. Edward J. Fucillo

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . I agree with my colleague that how often you can inspect your property is a matter of how reasonable your requests to inspect are and whether you have given adequate notice to your tenant. I recommend that you review Florida Statute 83.53 which addresses a landlord's access to the dwelling unit. Reasonable notice for the purpose of repair is interpreted as being at least 12 hours prior to entry and conducted between the hours of 7:30 am and 8:00 pm. The statute does allow entry at any time for the protection or preservation of the premises. If you suspect criminal activity, I suggest you notify the local police rather than confront your tenant.

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  3. Paul S Vicary

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . My two cents to the valuable information already provided would be to suggest instituting background checks when considering prospective tenants.

    Mr. Vicary is licensed to practice law in Florida. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an... more

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